Jim Hannon

Jim Hannon is a retired aerospace manager (45 yrs), LCI League Cycling Instructor, USA Cycling Coach, founder of the Beach Cities Cycling Club (BCCClub), and a very proud Board Member of the South Bay Bicycle Coalition.  Jim is VERY motivated to make cyclists safer through advocacy, education, and improved bikeways in the South Bay region of greater Los Angeles.  Jim is an avid cyclist and has trained hundreds of new and veteran cyclists to improve their skills and ride safer.  Jim has coached for many nonprofits, like the Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyMSBest Buddies, and BCCClub adult and Youth safety programs.  Jim is very passionate about his family and anything to do with cycling!



Charlene Dipaola

Charlene joined the South Bay Bicycle Coalition Board in 2013. Since then, she has been responsible for the yearly fundraising event and all the marketing initiatives.  She brings with her 10 plus years of experience in digital marketing and analytics. Charlene has worked with analytics and growth initiatives for numerous large-scale media properties such as Spin Media (Spin Magazine, Vibe, Stereogum), Tribune (LATimes, Chicago Tribune), NBC News, and Washington Post. She is currently incubating her own on-demand dance workout company hipshakefitness.com and teaching Digital Analytics at UCLA.


Michael Don

Mike became the Coalition Director for the South Bay Bicycle Coalition in June of 2012.  Mike has been a finance and operations executive his entire career, with experience in retail, wholesale, manufacturing, and service industries.  Over the years, Mike has been involved in various non-profit groups serving in volunteer leadership and service roles.  Mike is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, but escaped to the West Coast when he was 17.  Since that time, he has spent 25 years in Oregon and 10 years in Southern California.  Mike is a bike commuter and recreational cyclist.  He loves to ride the strand whenever he can.


Steve Collins

Steve has been a part of SBBC’s Board of Directors since 2011. He’s also a part-owner of Hermosa Cyclery since 2002 and is a proud and incredibly active member of our board. Being a business owner himself, his role as head of our Bike Friendly Business committee has been essential in spreading the word to businesses and cyclists alike about the benefits of becoming bike-friendly. Steve believes at the coalition’s core is the responsibility to act as a communicator to local government organizations and cyclists to consider new ways to keep bicyclists safe in the South Bay.


Gila Katz


David Sundius